Pedicures are indulgences we all enjoy in life. One thing to remember is just because a “spa” or “salon” is charging a high end price doesn’t mean they give high end services.
Bette Midler, the fabulously famous actress and Broadway diva, found this out the hard way. Bette tweeted a picture of her toe wrapped in a bandage and stated, “My New York toes don’t love Texas cowboy boots.” That was her funny way of explaining the ingrown toenail procedure she had to have due to a bad pedicure by a seemingly clueless manicurist. It caused Bette such pain while in Dallas she decided to get it removed.
Fortunately, here at Healing Steps Spa, we have educated nail technicians that can spot an ingrown toenail from a mile away. They are also trained by our physician on how to service incurvated or curved nails, and how to trim nails to avoid an ingrown toenail.
At Heartland Foot and Ankle, we can perform either a permanent ingrown toenail procedure, or a non-permanent procedure. If a patient does not have a history of ingrown nails, we may remove the nail and allow it to grow back in properly. If a patient has had ingrown nails in the past, I usually recommend a permanent removal where a chemical is applied to kill the nail root, so the ingrown nail does not return.
It is very important to not let an ingrown nail go untreated. Not only can there be swelling, pain and drainage, but prolonging treatment can possibly lead to infection as well.
So remember that money can’t buy safe pedicures, but a safe, sanitary spa and knowledgeable nail technician can! So give Healing Steps Spa a call at 309-661-9975 to book your services!